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During a press conference at the end of May, Louisiana state senator Elbert Guillory decided enough was enough and changed parties – from Democrat to Republican.
Now party jumping isn’t exactly new – it happens frequently. But the causes of this switch are what is interesting – racism among the Democrat Party. Mr. Guillory became a Democrat in 2007 but after continuously hearing all of the lame excuses about the primary reasons why ObamaCare isn’t being embraced by the population: because Obama is black. Yeah, I agree Mr. Guillory, that’s quite lame.
Mr. Guillory had these other comments that make one wonder if history is even taught in public school.
“In recent history, the Democratic Party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people. Somehow, it has been forgotten that the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an abolitionist movement, with one simple creed – that slavery is a violation of the rights of man,”
“Democrats, on the other hand, were the party of Jim Crow. It was the Democrats who defended the rights of slave owners.”
“At the heart of liberalism is the idea that only a great and powerful big government can be the benefactor of social justice for all Americans. But the left is only concerned with one thing: control. And they disguise this control as charity.”
It’s a startling omission how so many people today believe that the Democrat party is the party of civil rights when they, themselves, filibustered the bills that came through Congress to give blacks equal rights. I kind of wonder if blacks today have, in fact, given up their hard earned freedoms and liberties in exchange for government subsidy.
This opens a wider angle here – the one that demonstrates that freedom cannot be achieved through dependency and entitlement. We sacrifice our freedom and liberty to make our own way in the world when we call upon government to rescue us from the difficulties of life, rather than calling out to God in Heaven who is the benefactor of all good things.
Today, the black community is walking itself into slavery again – this time, being enslaved by government entitlement that keeps them from the drive that pushes people to overcome. The Democrats weep alligator tears when they see people starve. Conservatives weep when we see people lose their freedom for a handout.
The rigors of life are the mountain that gives us accomplishment, growth, strength, and courage. When we constantly carry a child around, we deprive them of the drive to stand on their own feet and learn to walk. Growth and maturity come from adversity, and the determination to overcome that adversity and not bathe in complacency.
My daughter said to me this morning, “Dad, I am having a hard time finding ways to earn money”, after asking me to buy her a notebook for her art. I told her she would have to pay me back for it, not because of my greed or “frugality”, but I want her to begin to understand that it’s okay to want things – but we must work for them. If we just get them without effort, we don’t treasure them as much.
Democrats and liberals out there, what is your freedom worth to you? Are you so hell-bent on a over-controlling government that you are willing to sacrifice freedom to get it? Seriously.
Here’s Mr. Guillory’s video for you to enjoy.
I am really tired of the US public education system these days. What was once a great institution for educating our youth has been systematically poisoned by liberals and teacher unions. And like their incessant need to drag businesses down to the point where they cannot actually do business, based on their entitlement groanings, they have already ruined the public school system with their nonsense.
I am so glad we can home school our kids.
So today, I read a stirring article of how an 8th grader’s choice in attire has made him, literally, a criminal. Jared Marcum got sent to the office at Logan Middle School, Logan, WV by the old bat lunch lady:
over wearing this shirt:
Now young Jared refused, so they brought in:
Who then put Jared in these:
Put him in front of this guy:
Where he might have to pay:
And or spend a year:\
While the rest of us in the country say:
This matter isn’t about a t-shirt. It’s about a few bruised egos of a school official, a police officer, and a judge who will not allow some young punk to stand up to the system. Beginning with a grossly bitter (and probably liberal) cafeteria worker’s dislike for the NRA, He decides to make a statement in a way that isn’t vulgar, offensive, or anything, but yet, because the lunch lady can’t handle it and the cop can’t handle his defiance, the kid is now a criminal.
Now it’s funny because back in April 2012, the ACLU strangely argued a case for a kid wearing this:
The way I see it, I bet this kid would get student of the year if he wore this:
Government is not the solution to the problem; government IS the problem.
It’s really coming down to trust. With That One chalking up losses almost as fast as the Miami Marlins this year, the whole question of government trust. And right now, it’s not looking good.
But then, who out there actually trusts or really ever trusted the government for anything? Seriously, how many water-cooler conversations ever had a participant that said, “I really love and trust the government and I’m glad for it”.
Now, I am a conservative with a little bit of libertarian peppered in and I do recognize that there is a need for some aspects of government.
- State – We need a government to negotiate with foreign powers on behalf of the Union.
- Treasury – We need a government to print a unified currency for the Several States (and not print so much of it that we dilute the economy).
- Commerce – We need a government to regulate commerce between the states, not the overreaching aspects where abuses of power become so prevalent (healthcare anyone?)
- Defense – We need a government to call up troops that will defend the Union from enemies, foreign and domestic.
Past these, we need no other government – it should be held to the states (9th and 10th Amendments).
The issue here is one of trust. And the president who promised us
- Benghazi – Who really knew what when. And yes, it’s important.
- IRS – Why did they target conservatives and what’s up with the opulent spending?
- AP - Why can’t Eric Holder answer questions regarding the AP story that published a year ago that contradicted the White House’s claim that officials knew of no attacks planned on U.S. soil for the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death?
- In-Your-Face Appointments of Susan Rice and Samantha Power: Why? Seriously, why put a liar in as your national security adviser and a known Israel-hating socialist and Soros-ite as the UN Ambassador? Are you purposely trying to distort foreign policy and help terrorists?
- NSA Monitoring of Cell Traffic – Really? This is transparency, Mr. Obama?
- Secret E-Mail Accounts for Internal Communications – Oh, that’s really transparent.
Conservatives have always been about reducing dependency on the government because of the sheer number of abuses and potential for corruption. It’s far too easy to watch as the government uses its faceless power to capture the destitute.
One might say the same about capitalism. The thing is, I can work hard and gain a living and elevate my status in a capitalistic society – I’ve already done it. With socialism, not so much – you’re at the wishes of the government and it all becomes about politics.
Politics, as a game, is played through flows of information. With all the stifiling of information by the left, well, is it any wonder what’s going on?
So much for transparency, eh?
It’s staggering how “in-your-face” that Obama gets these days, even in the midst of extreme scandal. Susan Rice is a disgrace and should be excoriated for publicly lying to the American people. Luckily, she didn’t get put in as Secretary of State (already bad enough with Lurch in there), but having her anywhere close makes me wonder why.
So today, That One appointed the former UN Ambassador Susan Rice to his Cabinet as the National Security Adviser, which is astounding because she admitted to lying when she went on several Sunday talk shows and indicated that what happened in Benghazi were as a result of some YouTube video and not a premeditated, coordinated attack.
And the Main Stream Media is just sweeping it under the rug. Meh. Remember all the hullabaloo that they raised about Chuck Hagel being appointed as SecDef – and he was a Republican (albeit a RINO, but still). The MSM is going to be utterly silent.
Except ABC of course, who had this go out on the Wednesday edition of Good Morning America:
“Susan Rice, of course, as you mentioned was the one that went on the Sunday shows right after the attack in Benghazi and talked about it being something that came out of protests in Cairo, a very controversial set of Sunday show appearances.”
Controversial? It was patently false! Why doesn’t ABC say something about that? Stupid Disney newscasting.
I guess it makes sense. We have a liar for a President who is now appointing liars into his cabinet. That’s not unheard of. The sad part is that we are taking this lying clown and putting her in the role of advising security. Yes she has a long list of credentials. Yes her history is known. But here’s the thing – she was totally wrong about Benghazi. Did she truly know or didn’t she?
If she did not know that it was terrorism and actually believed it to be reactionary, then she’s basically incompetent, because we all had this pegged from the beginning and her being on Sunday talk was an insult to the American collective intelligence.
If she did know and tried to sell the American public a bill of goods by passing it off as a YouTube video, then not only is she a liar, but she’s grossly arrogant as well.
Can we forgive? Sure – when she asks for it. But we can’t forget it – since we are talking about the security of the nation here.
A truly sad day for America indeed.
The other day, on my way home from work, I was listening to a guest host for the Tom Sullivan show and while I only heard a little bit of the discussion, I did hear this:
What can we do to combat obesity in America?
Now, without all the context, it really did make me think – and from a Rabid Conservative perspective
Why don’t we just leave fat people alone and let them live their own lives?
Conservatives today are on the message of less interference in people’s lives, particularly by the government. So to be consistent, I asked the question, “Why do anything about obesity at all? Why do we have to do anything? Since when did it become a priority?
What, since Michelle Obama makes it a priority to take the cookie bags out of the schools and replace it with carrot sticks, because SHE feels people need to eat better? Since when does Michelle Obama get the right to judge?
What, since Michael Bloomberg decides that it isn’t right that a person can buy a soft drink bigger than 16 ounces, so he outlaws it by legislative and executive fiat, as if he is an arbiter on health?
The way I see it, it’s these people who are hell-bent on “combatting obesity” that have the problem with it. The person who is obese may have the issues with self-image, physical health – or they may not! I personally know a number of obese people who love who they are and being “large and in charge”.
Anyone hear of Gabriel Iglesias?
Obese people, like everyone else, rise and fall by their decisions. If they choose to not eat healthy, not exercise, and not control their weight, then they have to live with the consequences of that. But this entire thing is built around emotionalism and a dislike for fat people.
Society today is really to blame for this – by telling people that if they don’t conform to an “ideal weight”. that aren’t “acceptable”. Our entire media and social culture is crafted to promote this – for the sole purpose of making money. Rather than the message of acceptance, society makes fun of derision (cases in point, American Idol, The Voice, and reality shows). All of this noise is carefully crafted to guilt people into changing into something that is more agreeable with the faceless “society”.
So what do we do about obesity in this country? Nothing on a national scale. We need to stop with all of this “war on obesity” stuff and encourage personal responsibility. The government can no sooner even aid in combatting obesity than it can to change the climate (as if so-called global warming even exists). The government does nothing particuarly useful but consume resources and argue with itself about who gets what tax dollars that are ladled out on the population.
Conservatives need not fall into that emotional trap either. Mind your own business and leave fat people alone. It’s not for us to judge, so it’s not for us to fix.
First, all of us at The Rabid Conservative, writers and readers alike would like to express our deepest prayers and expressions of concern to the folks in Oklahoma City that have been affected by the tornadoes this week. May God bless and comfort you during this time as our country stands up to help wherever it can.
That being said, I would like to take this time to deal out some castigation for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse D-RI, who decided to use this tragedy as a platform to rail against the GOP regarding so-called global warming. Instead of just simply offering his sympathy and support, this Democrat decided to rant:
“You drag America with you to your fate. So, I want this future: I want a Republican Party that has returned to its senses and is strong and a worthy adversary in a strong America that has done right by its people and the world. That’s what I want. I don’t want this future. I don’t want a Republican Party disgraced, that let its extremists run off the cliff, and an America suffering from grave economic and environmental and diplomatic damage because we failed, because we didn’t wake up and do our duty to our people, and because we didn’t lead the world. I do not want that future. But that’s where we’re headed. So I will keep reaching out and calling out, ever hopeful that you will wake up before it is too late.”
You unbelievable scumbag. While we all have our differences regarding things like the economy. diplomacy abroad as well as domestic matters, talking about the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’, and the like, this is not the time to attack the GOP. Seriously? How dare you dishonor those who died with your political diatribe?
And this thing may not yet be over. This area may still have more of these to deal with, and rather than sounding calls to help those people, you sit in your nice Washington office and gripe at your political opponents while people are asking for aid – saying we’re ‘in this together’:
“So, you may have a question for me. Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate cliff like a bunch of proverbial lemmings and disgrace ourselves? I’ll tell you why. We’re stuck in this together. We are stuck in this together. When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. It hits Oregon with acidified seas, it hits Montana with dying forests. So, like it or not, we’re in this together.”
You offend me, sir. These folks don’t need your rants – they need prayers and support. If we are so much “in it together”, then when can we expect that you will arrive in Oklahoma to help the people there?
Yeah, we didn’t think so either.
Today, I have to sit on the phone for a while with the IRS – had a boo boo on my return that needed fixing. No biggie, I’ll just sit here and listen to their elevator music while I write this article, watching the firework plumes get bigger as we see that IRS’ scrutinizing of right-wing groups has been pretty extensive..
And then, there is this story where IRS not only was beating up conservative groups who criticize the government, but also, someone on the inside leaking the National Organization for Marriage’s confidential donor information, specifically, that Mitt Romney’s PAC had donated to NOM.
Churches for years have had this “gag order” where their tax-exempt status would be threatened if they spoke anything remotely political from their pulpits. Now my church has three words for them: bring it on. There’s a growing sentiment that if a church actually gets it’s tax exempt status pulled because of what it preaches, that it will trigger a First Amendment lawsuit under the free exercise clause.
And then, there’s the insanity that’s coming with respect to ObamaCare(less). Turns out, with next year’s return, there will be an additional form – a form that will require the taxpayer to submit information about their Qualifying Health Plan, to ensure that we’re all complying like good little drones. That’s going to really increase the nightmare
Is all this at all surprising? Not really. This is the kind of strong-arm political machinery that has Chicago written all over it – and namely Obama. This is the way that Obama knows to do politics and is the Chicago way. Or do we all think Rahm Emanuel is such a great and up-standing guy?
Well, an hour later and the call just wrapped up, so I will stop writing. The lady asked graciously thanked me for my patience and asked if there is anything more she could do for me. My response, “No, ma’am – I think y’all have plenty of other business and other customers to get to.”
Stay Rabid my Friends..
We’re getting the big story wrong, over and over again.” – Scott Pelley, CBS Anchor
No surprise in those statements, which were delivered to listeners at Quinnipiac University. Sadly, we see Scott Pelley lamenting about how the media just keeps getting things wrong, and yet, if these people would just get back to the basics of journalism, reporting the news, all the news, wherever and however it is, no bias, no nonsense, we would actually have a decent media in this country.
There are the two big reasons in my mind:
1. The Main Stream Media is way too involved in the political machinery of the country. Whether it be left or right wing (and it is really mostly left wing here), journalists aren’t reporting the news; they are working to further a political agenda. This is why we’re not hearing stories about Kermit Gosnell and we’re not seeing huge amounts of motivation to investigate and report on the entire Benghazi thing. But when Todd Akin makes his classic flub concerning “legitimate rape’, one that USA Today has since reported he would take back, the media rips into that like a pack of hungry wolves to a pile of meat.
2. Journalism today is not about reporting the news, it’s about making money through sensationalism and deep investigative analysis, which really just equates to some anchor droning for eight hours during a crisis that requires “continuing coverage”. And yes, all the major news organizations do this, because it’s about viewership. But there are lots of stories to report – thing is, we don’t always see them, particularly the good news. What we see are stories that are meant to grip and hold us to the television for eight hours.
I’m sure there are other reasons, but these two are the biggest. It’s a shame really, because people today are getting away from the major networks and going to the internet, because the journalism field just isn’t what it is. Perhaps, Scott, if journalism was more about getting to the heart of the truth, without hiding anything from the public, without worrying about the ratings, we would see a rebirth in the Nightly News.
I’m not holding my breath.